UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. VI: Africa in the Nineteenth Century Until the 1880s

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J. F. Ade Ajayi, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
University of California Press, Dec 7, 1989 - History - 861 pages
Africa at the beginning of the nineteenth century : issues and prospects / J.F.A. Ajayi -- Africa and the world-economy / I. Wallerstein -- New trends and processes in Africa in the nineteenth century / A.A. Boahen -- The abolition of the slave trade / S. Daget -- The Mfecane and the rise of new African states / L.D. Ngcongco -- The impact of the Mfecane on the Cape Colony / E.K. Mashingaidze -- The British, Boers and Africans in south Africa, 1850-80 / N. Bhebe -- The countries of the Zambezi basin / A.F. Isaacman -- The East African coast and hinterland, 1800-45 / A.I. Salim -- The East African coast and hinterland, 1845-80 / I.N. Kimambo -- Peoples and states of the Great Lakes region / D.W. Cohen -- The Congo Basin and Angola / J.L. Vellut -- The renaissance of Egypt, 1805-81 / A. Abdel-Malek -- The Sudan in the nineteenth century / H.A. Ibrahim -- Ethiopia and Somalia / R. Pankhurst -- Madagascar 1800-80 / P.M. Mutibwa -- New trends in the Maghrib : Algeria, Tunisia and Libya / M.H. Cherif -- Morocco from the beginning of the nineteenth century to 1880 / A. Laroui -- New patterns of European intervention in the Maghrib / N. Ivanov -- The Sahara in the nineteenth century / S. Baier -- The nineteenth-century Islamic revolutions in West Africa / A. Batran -- The Sokoto caliphate and Borno / M. Last -- Massina and the Torodbe (Tukuloor) empire until 1878 / M. Ly-Tall -- States and peoples of Senegambia and Upper Guinea / Y. Person -- States and peoples of the Niger Bend and the Volta / K. Arhin and J. Ki-Zerbo -- Dahomey, Yorubaland, Borgu and Benin in the nineteenth century / A.I. Asiwaju -- The Niger delta and the Cameroon region / E.J. Alagoa -- The African diaspora / F.W. Knight -- Conclusion : Africa on the eve of the European conquest / J.F.A. Ajayi.

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About the author (1989)

Jacob Festus Ade Ajayi was born in Ikole Ekiti, Nigeria on May 26, 1929. He was educated at Igbobi College, Lagos; University College, Ibadan; and University College, Leicester. He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in African history from the University of London. He was professor of history at the University of Ibadan from 1963 until 1989. He was a pioneer in the study of indigenous African history. He wrote and co-wrote several books including Milestones in Nigerian History, A Thousand Years of West African History written with Ian Espie, Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century written with R. S. Smith, Christian Missions in Nigeria 1841-91: The Making of a New Elite, and A Patriot to the Core. He was also a founder of the Ibadan History Series, a series of scholarly works providing new perspectives on African history. He died on August 9, 2014 at the age of 85.

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